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  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy Masterminds Reminisce About Their Favorite Moments

    The Final Fantasy series has been running for nearly 30 years, spanning 14 mainline entries and a slew of spinoffs. Come September 30, it will celebrate its long-awaited 15th entry, which we’ve been looking at all month alongside our May cover story. There’s no denying Final Fantasy’s... More
  • Blog Post: The Art That Shaped Final Fantasy: Thoughts From Famed Artist Yoshitaka Amano

    Many great artists have helped define Final Fantasy over the years, but Yoshitaka Amano’s work is the most recognizable, and has become closely associated with the series as a whole. Amano draws the iconic logo illustrations for every title, and is also responsible for the unique visual style that... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Reflects On Final Fantasy's Drive For Cutting-Edge Tech

    Final Fantasy has been around since the 8-bit era, and the series has adapted to every wave of new hardware the gaming industry has seen since. Not only has the franchise survived these transitions, but it has also used them as opportunities to take new chances in the role-playing genre. With Final Fantasy... More
  • Blog Post: Where is Final Fantasy XV?

    Many gamers are looking ahead to the next generation for exciting games, but for one of Square Enix’s most anticipated upcoming titles, we have to look backward. Final Fantasy Versus XIII was unveiled in 2006, but remained seldom-seen and mysterious until it reappeared as Final Fantasy XV. Even... More
  • Blog Post: Play Final Fantasy VII With Us In Our New Game Club

    Update: Winners have been selected! Check your "Conversations" inbox on this website to see if you won! If not, we encourage you to play along with us anyway! For some time, members of the Game Informer staff have wanted to organize a game club so that the entire Game Informer community could... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Gameplay Mechanics That Completely Changed Our Favorite Series

    As a game series ages, new ideas are introduced to keep the franchise fresh. Some concepts flop or are forgotten while others flourish. A select few even manage to redefine the way players engage with that series. Here’s a list of mechanics that accomplished the latter for their respective properties... More
  • Blog Post: Spoiled Rotten – Video Games' Biggest Spoilers

    This article contains a giant list of video game spoilers for games such as BioShock, Final Fantasy X, and Red Dead Redemption. You’ve been warned. Games are full of great plot twists, but knowing these plot twists before you play the game can sometimes ruin your enjoyment of the experience. That... More
  • Blog Post: Craft Time: Make A Thanksgiving Day Chocobo Hat

    It’s 4pm on Thanksgiving Day. You’re probably stuffed with turkey right now, or in the process of stuffing yourself with turkey, or still waiting to stuff yourself with turkey. (If you ate ham, get the hell out of here.) You know what that means? It’s time to make hats! Making turkey... More
  • Blog Post: Clash Of The Titans: How Gaming's Iconic Creatures And Bosses Measure Up

    Have you ever wondered how giant creatures and machines from completely different games would look if they stood side by side? We took some of the biggest and most well-known bosses and creatures in video game history and calculated how they would stack up shoulder to shoulder. This chart originally... More
  • Blog Post: See The Cool And Exciting Memorabilia Available At TGS 2015

    Every year, Tokyo Game Show has a hall full of shops devoted to selling memorabilia from a wide range of Japanese games. The hall is always one of my first stops because it's full of cool t-shirts and figures. These aren't exactly the easiest things to find in North America. This year, I decided... More
  • Blog Post: The Zany And Unique Sights From The TGS 2015 Show Floor

    We've been scouring the show floor the last few days to bring you TGS 2015 coverage. Of course, none of this coverage would be complete without giving you some idea of what the show floor was like. Words can't always express the chaos and silly sights, so we're hoping these pictures do it... More
  • Blog Post: Seven Game Series Begging For The Super Mario Maker Treatment

    Super Mario Maker captured the imaginations of Nintendo fans at this year's E3. The Nintendo World Championship 2015 highlighted the insane degree of entertainment and unpredictability a creative mind can pack into custom stages. NWC 2015's final challenge was filled with surprising enemies like... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Boss Fights You Should Have Lost

    Beating a tough boss is one of the great thrills in video games…but sometimes your victories don’t seem plausible. For the sake of the story and providing a satisfying experience, you need to defeat adversaries who are far beyond your characters’ capabilities. When you think about... More
  • Blog Post: History Of A Final Fantasy Summon: Alexander

    When it comes to the summoned beasts of the Final Fantasy series, Bahamut is probably the first that comes to mind. That's for a good reason: He's awesome . However, several other cool Eidolons have made multiple appearances throughout the course of the series. In this feature, we take a look... More
  • Blog Post: Top Ten Video Game Time Loops

    Time loops are confusing, but that is what makes them so much fun. A good time loop might resolve a central mystery or provide poignant insight into the characters trapped within it. Other times they are just fun to play around with or are so ludicrously constructed that you can’t help but laugh... More
  • Blog Post: 9 Series That Have Found Their Footing Without Their Creators

    Swirling rumors would have you believe that Hideo Kojima, the man who is synonymous with the Metal Gear series, is set to leave Konami – and the franchise he built – behind following Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. To this point, no official confirmation has come from Konami or Kojima... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae

    This week saw the release of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD , but the more exciting element to that package was the inclusion of the Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae demo. You can watch us play through the entire demo in the archive of our live stream or watch the video below to have a look at a gigantic summon... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber - Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    While a lot of people were attracted to the release of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD for the coupled demo of Final Fantasy XV, this port of the PSP game contains a lot of content and is one of the most experimental Final Fantasy games in years. Game Informer's Matt Miller reviewed the game and is joined... More
  • Blog Post: Video Preview Of Next Week's Most Exciting Releases

    At Game Informer, we delve into the newest releases, sharing the highlights and lowlights with the gaming community. Test Chamber is our show dedicated to finding out what these games have to offer. These are a just a few of the titles we'll be bringing you next week. Did we miss any new games you'd... More
  • Blog Post: Five Games You Probably Bought Because They Came With Demos For Other Games

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is coming packaged with a demo for Final Fantasy XV , and it's likely many will buy the PSP remake just to get a taste of what's coming next for Square Enix's most popular franchise. This isn't the first time a publisher has used the incentive of a demo for a highly... More
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